Guest Speakers

At Brain Power we believe in using our resources to give students (and sometimes parents) the chance to speak with interesting, influential, and inspiring individuals. Some of our amazing guest speakers include Abraham Mendlowitz, a 93-year-old Holocaust survivor; Dave Silverberg, founder and artistic director of the Toronto Poetry Project; Dr. Ruslan Dorfman, the co-founder and CEO of GeneYouIn, a genetic testing company; Steve Tulman, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Providr Inc. (and Brain Power Alumni!); Jay Heinrichs, New York Times bestselling author of Thank You for Arguing; and Terry O’ Reilly, host of CBC’s immensely popular “Under the Influence.”

Abraham Mendlowitz

OCTOBER 19TH, 2016

At Brain Power we believe in using our resources to give students the chance to speak with interesting, influential, and inspiring individuals! In an effort to help students understand the great horrors inflicted on approximately six million innocent Jewish lives and millions of other innocent lives, Brain Power hosted an incredibly raw and emotional book club event for this month’s reading selection, Man’s Search for Meaning, with a very special guest of honour: Abraham Mendlowitz, 93 years old, a Holocaust survivor, who...

Matan Hazanov

JUNE 19TH, 2016

We were honoured to have Matan Hazanov of Terracap Ventures (Toronto private equity group specializing in early stage high-tech investments) speak to our Public Speaking students. Matan’s workshop for the students focused on how to have an impact on the world through one’s professional life, with a special note on the value of networking, building relationships, and having intention when building public speaking skills.

Our Public Speaking students with Matan Hazanov

Jay Heinrichs

MAY 21ST, 2016

We were thrilled to have Jay Heinrichs, author of the New York Times bestselling “Thank You for Arguing,” teleconference in to give our Public Speaking class an enthralling lesson in the power of persuasion! Having spent 25 years in journalism and publishing, Jay Heinrichs is now a highly sought-after speaker on the subject of rhetoric and persuasion. He has spoken before major corporations, prestigious universities, and now Brain Power! We were honoured that he chose to share his expertise with us!

Dave Silverberg

MARCH 19TH, 2016

Brain Power was excited to have Dave Silverberg join our Public Speaking students to share his poetic passion and knowledge! Dave Silverberg is the founder and artistic director of Toronto Poetry Project. He has performed poetry across Canada, including at a TEDx Talk event in Toronto, Vancouver Poetry Slam, and Saskatoon’s top poetry slam, “Tonight It’s Poetry.” He writes for BBC, Washington Post, Vice Magazine, NOW Magazine and other publications. Dave also leads workshops across Ontario on how to perform spoken-word pieces. His Toronto...

Roman Baber

JUNE 19TH, 2015

Brain Power was honoured to have Roman Baber, B.A., LL.B as guest lecturer in our Public Speaking class. His incredible teaching skills enabled our students to enhance both their negotiation strategies and their knowledge of the law.

Roman is a skilled and results-oriented litigator. He has argued numerous cases before all levels of Ontario Courts, including a number of appeals before the Ontario Court of Appeal. Our class had a wonderful learning experience!
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